North America Director of Community and Equitable Conservation

The Nature Conservancy

Arlington, Virginia

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Competitive
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

The North America Director of Community and Equitable Conservation is part of the North America Region’s Conservation Collaboration team. The Conservation Collaboration team works to achieve the Conservancy’s organizational goals by providing strategy and programmatic support, coordination, and facilitation within the North America Region (Canada, Caribbean, United States and the Pacific), by helping to integrate the Region and the rest of the organization, and by facilitating collaboration with external organizations. This position will work closely with the Chief Conservation Office, most notably the Global Director of Equitable Conservation. 

The North America Director of Community and Equitable Conservation integrates community-led conservation and equity into TNC’s conservation strategies and projects by supporting TNC’s conservation practitioners located across North America. They provide strategic leadership and support for the conservation planning work and establish goals and track progress against integrating equity into conservation strategies and projects across North America and within division and chapter management units. They disseminate best practices, provide training and analyses to best implement organizational measures of success; widely communicate solutions, innovative scientific methods, analyses, tools and frameworks to address needs. They develop key partnerships with public & private organizations to bring diverse perspective and learning to TNC and identify and resolve technical issues. They may play a lead fundraising role in donor identification, cultivation and stewardship. They may lead and manage a team.

Skills & Experience

  • BA/BS degree and 10-12 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Expertise and experience in diversity, equity and inclusion and its application to conservation design, implementation and outcomes.
  • Experience working with current trends and practices in conservation across geographic and social settings.
  • Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies.                                        
  • Experience directing a major program or project of strategic importance, including management/supervision of multi-disciplinary teams and meeting deadlines. Experience synthesizing information and tracking progress.  
  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
  • Fundraising experience, including identifying donor prospects and donor cultivation.
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
  • Experience collaborating across teams and matrixed organizations and influencing without authority.

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